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slowly we're starting to see things improve. we clouds and sprinkles to start the day. this afternoon warm, but maybe a little less humidity than yesterday. at last a live look at your radar -- there's a live look at your radar. humidity off to the west and north sprinkles falling apart approaching the area. not a whole lot this morning. but you could see showers in morning and then again this afternoon as we get some daytime heating going. temperatures, it is warm and definitely humid out there. 80 degrees now in washington. 81 this morning in annapolis. not much relief north and west. martinsburg 75. culpeper 79. so still plenty of warm temperatures. maybe a little less humidity later this afternoon. but it will be on the hot side with highs in the upper 80s to about 90. 87 in washington. 90 in quantico. and let's see. 86 in culpeper so warm afternoon expected with the possibility of a scattered thunderstorm. more details on the forecast. we'll have a fall-like cooldown on the seven-day. i'll have those details coming up. back to you.
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new this morning, the search for a missing man in northern virginia. take a look at the picture on your screen, 71-year-old david short of alexandria missing since 9:00 a.m. yesterday when he was reportly going to virginia hospital center in arlington. short is believed to be driving a 2006 silver-green honda crv, with virginia tags kbk-6001. he may be in the gainesville area of prince william county looking for a relative. a fallen navy seal from anne arundel county will be laid to rest at arlington national cemetery today. patrick feeks was killed in afghanistan august 16th when his helicopter crashed during a firefight with insurgents. monday his body was returned to his hometown of edgewater while fellow county residents stood along the road waving american flags. today's funeral will be held at the fort myer memorial chapel next to arlington national
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cemetery at 12:45:00 p.m. the democrats will roll out another who's who of speakers at the democratic national convention tonight. former president bill clinton is among the high-profile names. our area played a big role in last night's kickoff. maryland governor martin o'malley, house minority leader steny hoyer and former virginia governor and senate candidate tim kaine addressed the crowd. san antonio mayor julian castro gave the keynote address. michelle obama talked about her family and defended barack obama's policies. >> when it comes to rebuilding our economy, barack is thinking about folks like my dad and like his grandmother. he is thinking about the pride that comes from a hard day's work. that's why he signed the lily led better fair pay act to help women get equal pay for equal work. that's why he cut taxes for
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working families and small businesses and fought to get the auto industry back on its feet. [ applause ] >> president obama watched the first lady's speech in the treaty room of the white house with daughters sasha and malia. republicans are hammering president obama on the national debt which has reached a dubious milestone. wisdom martin has what those numbers mean. >> reporter: last week's republican national convention featured a rolling debt clock. it hit $16 trillion for the first time ever just as the democratic national convention was kicking off in north carolina. >> ouch. it's just another one of those reminders that we are piling on the debt in a dangerous way with no plan to start to bring it back down to a reasonable level. >> it's entirely appropriate that it happened in the democratic national convention. $5.4trillion of the $16 trillion in federal debt have happened in the past four
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years. >> the debt is being piled on taxpayers whose' current share is $189,000 per household and growing. >> here's the bottom line. we want it spend money. we don't want to pay for it. and so we're actually handing that bill to our kids. it's pretty unconscionable and yet that's what it is. >> reporter: for families analysts say every dollar of debt is a future tax increase. >> it's a big imposition on ife forget vacations and summer camps. life is going to be harder. >> reporter: in fact, in about two months more debt will have been added under president obama than was piled up under every other president through bill clinton. the obama campaign argues he plans to bring the deficit down in part by raising taxes on those making over $250,000 a year. >> what's necessary is to stabilize the debt and then -- and then work from there. you can't balance the budget in the short term because to do that would be to ratchet down the economy. >> reporter: the congressional budget office however found president obama's 2013 budget would add $6.4 trillion more in new deficits over the next 10
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years. that works out to about 54,000 more per household. >> we have got to stop spending money we just don't have!! [ applause and cheers ] >> we have to cut spending!! [ applause and cheers ] >> we have to get this budget deficit under control and get this debt under control! >> reporter: now, there are estimates that we are paying about $500 billion a year in interest and that's with rates near zero. if they went up only 1%, it would add $1.3 trillion to our interest payments over the decade. now, no one knows when the rates will go up, but it's a given that eventually they will rise. tony? >> thank you. meanwhile, gop presidential nominee mitt romney is not getting the response he had hoped from the republican national convention. >> according to a new gallup poll 46% of people now support mitt romney and 47% are in favor of president obama. romney is the first republican since 1964 to receive no post-
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convention bump in this poll. republican vice- presidential candidate paul ryan will be campaigning in iowa today again. he will split time in iowa and ohio. he did that yesterday. both are considered key battleground states. congressman ryan continues to drive home his point about the national debt which now tops as wisdom said $16 trillion. >> this is a serious threat to our economy. of all the broken promises from president obama, this is probably the worst one. this debt is threatening jobs today. it's threatening prosperity today. it is guaranteeing that our children and grandchildren get a diminished future. >> congressman ryan campaigns in battleground states. mitt romney is spending time in vermont and new hampshire preparing for the upcoming presidential debates. a ruling from the state board of elections in virginia is causing concern for the romney camp.
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former congressman virgil [ indiscernible ] junior was qualified or has qualified for the presidential ballot. he spent 12 years in congress and 24 years in the state's senate serving as a democrat an independent then a republican. goode's name on the ballot could be an obstacle for romney. he is running as the constitutional party's nominee. but he also has support from the independent green party. republicans are challenging this ruling. making headlines this morning, a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder is about to get expensive sex change surgery and taxpayers will be paying for it. a federal judge ordered massachusetts prison officials to provide the operation for michele as a way to treat gender identity disorder. massachusetts senator scott brown calls the decision an outrageous abuse of taxpayer dollars. the person was born male but has received hormone treatments and now lives as a woman in an
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all-male prison. the pentagon is considering what if any legal action it will take against the author of the book "no easy day." the former navy seal, who wrote the book, gives an insider account of the raid that killed osama bin laden. his book debuted yesterday at number one on amazon's best- seller list. but the pentagon says an official review found that it reveals sensitive and classified information. your iphone, ipads could be under attack. >> a hacker group claims it stole personal information aboutapple device owners from an fbi laptop. fox 5's melanie alnwick has more. >> reporter: good morning. it is not clear yet whether the exposure of that information could be personally damaging to apple customers. apple itself has not commented yet on the breach of information. the responsible group, which calls itself anti-sec as in anti-security, says it released the information published it basically to let the public
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know what kind of information the fbi is collecting. every apple device has a unique identification number which lets itunes and app developers know which device is running which app. for example, the id could allow game developers to keep track of users' high scores. the hacker group anti-sec says it actually found 12 million apple ids on an fbi agent's laptop. anti-sec says the data file had user names, zip codes, cell phone numbers and addresses but chose just to post the device name and number. the group says the fbi is using apple device information for a tracking people project in its own words. the fbi is disputing the hackers' claims. the fbi says that it never asked for and never possessed that kind of a database. security experts say just having that identification number alone would not necessarily pose a problem but if someone was able to take it and merge it with other
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personally identifying data, then it could expose to you something such as identity theft. we have links on our website to some of those sites that have gone ahead and downloaded that information and published those id numbers. you can go on there and check your own. >> melanie, has it group done it just to prove they can do it? >> reporter: when you go on -- it's getting into the [ indiscernible ] the reason they said they did it is they have a beef with the security "community" with federal agencies they say go to hackers and ask for their help when them those hackers to help them expose cyberthreats but then turn around and label these hackers and criminals and arrest them. there have been a number of high-profile arrests in the hacker "community" so they see that as a double standard and so i think that was part of the beef that they have with the security community why they call themselves anti-security. so they went in, they said they wanted to basically -- they
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weren't going specifically for this apple id information. they just found a flaw and a way to exploit the laptop of one of the fbi agents who works in cyber security and they found that information on that laptop and decided to publish it. >> very interesting. thank you, melanie alnwick. how you can join the nation in celebrating the life of neil armstrong, details straight ahead. >> also, 1,000 d.c. residents getting physicals today courtesy of dr. oz. >> reporter: dr. oz is here busy working. coming up he is going to check in on some of the residents who have already gotten their checkups and will give me my numbers. we'll see how i'm doing, as well. most importantly we'll see how the city is doing. this is an amazing opportunity. howard university hospital, the school of medicine, dr. oz, fox 5 all coming together to make sure we are all healthier as a group. we are going to tell you how it works live next on "fox 5 morning news." stay with us. 
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a public memorial for neil armstrong will be held in our area 50 years and one day after president john f. kennedy announced the goal of sending a man to the moon. the service will take place at washington national cathedral next thursday at 10:00 a.m. giving the nation a chance to say good-bye to the first man to walk on the moon. it will be open first come, first served to the public and will broadcast live on nasa tv. armstrong died the last month at the age of 82. 1,000 checkups in just one day. >> it is all taking place right here in the district as part of a focus on health thanks to dr. oz and the medical team at howard university. our holly morris has more and joins us live from the howard medical center. holly? >> reporter: well, i tell ya, you know what, people can't get enough of this guy because he is a wealth of knowledge on all things not just your health but on how you can be healthier because we were talking not too long ago we talked to a young
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lady named tanya who just got her results back and there were two areas that were at risk for her that she needed to work on but she talked with you and you brought up the point that this is a woman who works full time and doesn't have healthcare. >> she runs a daycare center. takes care of other people's kids but doesn't have insurance for herself. and her triglyceride levels the fat in her blood was so high that she had an oil slick inside of her. she is a walking time bomb. she is 42 years old. the fact that she didn't have insurance is holding her back. but part of the reason we have these 15-minute check-ups is we can give you a list of facilities, these are all in the washington area, by the way, and there's dozens of facilities here, all these will take free care of you. free! you don't have to even have medicaid. >> reporter: it's not just about today and the fact that you didn't maybe sign up if you are watching at home and missing out on this opportunity. there's daily opportunities for you to take care of yourself. >> people want to help you. if you sitting at home and you are going to visit us, come on down. we always have openings here and there. always room in the end. come on down to howard
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university, part of the 15- minute physical. not only will we help you avoid the embarrassment and shame of feeling like you don't count, we'll find you a place to go. your numbers. >> reporter: i don't get nervous but now i am. >> i have holly's numbers. her total cholesterol 150. so good! >> reporter: what should it be? >> under 200. >> reporter: okay good. >> but your healthy cholesterol numbers is over 50 which is fantastic and your glucose is 88. less than 100. i hate showoffs! >> reporter: i heard that you get up at like 4:00 a.m. and do like 100 pushups. >> i do my 7 minute workout. we'll do that later on. >> reporter: people like this tick me off! wonderfully professional, success. and he is healthy, too. we're having a good time. let's head over here because there are a lot of people that
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need your expertise. so i want to introduce you to -- hello. can you tell me your name? >> lavinia. >> reporter: this is dr. oz. >> hi, dr. oz! >> how are you? >> reporter: must be a thrill to meet dr. oz. >> it is. >> reporter: let's talk about where you stand health wise. dr. oz? >> lavinia, by the way, i love the volunteers here. i know you all have done great work volunteering and besides 50-minute clinic. were you up in haiti, weren't you? >> reporter: we'll talk about that later. let's focus on her. >> but i want to talk about the relationship more than anything else balls when we look at your numbers, your blood pressure is 161/119. that is a catastrophically high number. and it makes me very concerned about your well-being because when i see numbers that high it means right now, you could be having a stroke or a heart attack and if you don't have it today, over time, it's like a fire hydrant scraping away this
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very delicate lining on the inside of your arteries, you'll damage it eventually irreversibly but the good news is, today you got ammo because you got time. so we can dale with your blood pressure issues, then we'll be able to jump ahead on this problem if we deal with your blood pressure issues. have you known that you have had blood pressure issues in the past? >> yes, i know. i knew about it. >> reporter: and so what have you done about it? it's still high? >> well, i'm on medication. as i was telling her, my doctor just changed one of my prescriptions. but i have so many meds. i'm sensitive to a lot of medications, so... >> what have you done besides medications? >> well, i walk. i have lost 32 pounds here lately. >> you have! that's so good! >> reporter: a great victory. >> right. >> they are kind of creeping back up but through life changes and everything i think i can get the weight back down. >> if you can keep dropping the weight and -- i'm going to offer you advice for everyone problems with blood pressure,
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meditation is incredibly powerful. it's been used in studies. it's sometimes as effective as some of the medications we give you. >> okay. >> so just a matter of finding five minutes to yourself, sitting quietly. go sit in the bathroom. no one will bother you there. and take five minutes to yourself. i have to say, the numbers that you have right now, i'm worried. and if you are on medication and hasn't come down, we need to take this seriously. >> reporter: is it scary to hear that? >> sort of, yes. >> reporter: but you have hope that he is giving you good advice. >> i know he is giving me excellent advice. i must try to follow it. >> reporter: very good. when dr. oz speaks, people listen! a whole lot of people are listening. and this right here is what's going on all throughout the day here. and thanks to our wonderful students from howard university medical center, as well. to watch dr. oz work like that does that inspire you? >> it does. it inspires me to become a doctor. this is why i want to be a
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doctor and why i go to howard university. >> reporter: very good. so that's the latest from here. we are going to check in one more time before the end of the show just to see how this is going. remember, it is going on throughout the day and it's really about giving everybody a wake-up call to see where they stand in terms of their health. we could all be better at where we are. back to you in the studio. >> love it. >> hard pill to swallow for that courageous woman. >> he is not sugar coating it. real talk. >> it's important to hear. all right. thanks, holly. still take advantage of some great medical information even if you're not one of the people that preregistered and are getting dr. oz's physical today, you can go to our website, myfoxdc.com, and look under the mornings page for details on the five life-saving numbers you need to know. up next, bwi sets a new record. >> plus the latest on the iphone 5 and when we may get a sneak peek at the device. >> when will it stop? >> i know. we'll be right back. 9:21. 
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welcome back. it's been a record-breaking summer for bwi airport. maryland governor o'malley announced tuesday that morning 2.2 million passengers flew through the airport in july. that's the busiest month ever on record. and that number is sure to grow because over the past few months, several new airlines have started or announced new air service to and from bwi. there's a lot of speculation surrounding the new iphone 5. the company invited journalists to attend a news conference in san francisco next week which may be when we get our first look at the highly anticipated product. insiders say the new phone will be taller, contain upgrades to both hardware and software, and it will still include siri. the iphone is expected to go on sale a week or two after it debuts. i don't have a price for you though. >> all right. devastation and destruction. we have an update on the damage along the gulf coast and the
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fast spreading wildfires that are out west. that's coming up next. >> and another live picture from howard university where 1,000 people are getting physicals from dr. oz and his team. holly is taking us back inside coming up at 9:45. anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel...
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the first damage estimates from hurricane isaac in louisiana at least 13,000 homes were damaged in the state. mostly by flooding in some neighborhoods outside of new orleans. some of the low-lying areas are still unwater and many others are still without power. neighboring mississippi is suffering similar damage. crews are still working around the clock to battle wildfires out west. firefighters in california say they have 21 aircraft and more than 400 personnel fighting the 3600-acre fire in san gabriel canyon, which began on sunday near a catch ground.
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so far -- campground. so far more than 7 million acres have burned this year across 7 western states causing millions in damage. >> it's been terrible. >> hate to see that. 9:29. tucker barnes has the forecast. >> it's warm, humid, cloudy. sunshine this afternoon. more sunshine with a shower or two here or there. >> do you have a cold weather guy here with you? >> just banned me from mentioning anything about weather. >> confusing the viewer. >> allison he is just trying to help. >> no, no. not a rainout all day. >> hear us in stereo. >> 75 in frederick, 77 leonardtown. you won't have rain all day
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because there is no rain on our radar now. there might be a pop-up shower or thunderstorm best chances southeast. a front has been trying to get through the area, it's a very weak front. and just a couple of light showers and sprinkles early this morning but you can see, here's the good news, behind the front, the air is not cooler but it's a little drier. so maybe we'll lose just a touch of that humidity that we have had out there for the last couple of days and things will start to feel gradually a little better. another cold front, so what's going to happen here is we're going to slowly improve things over time here and as we get into friday, that cold front will bring us another chance for a shower or thunderstorm and then i think you'll really start to notice the cooler air behind the front as we get into saturday and sunday. here's your futurecast. it's been very aggressive with the rain showers this morning. this is way overplaying what's out there. there could be a few sprinkles and showers toward midday and then clear out. so later this afternoon we'll see more and more sunshine. a late day shower particularly southeast of the city but we'll start to clear and dry out
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later today. tomorrow, plain old hot with lots of sunshine and highs back in the 90s. we're not done with the 90s yet even though we're in september. 87 today, southwest winds 5 to 10. partly sunny skies, scattered shower or thunderstorm always a possibility in this air mass but i don't think it's likely today. i think they will be far less numerous than yesterday. here's your accuweather five- day forecast fox 5 seven-day forecast, i'm sorry. [ laughter ] >> this one goes to seven. i forgot. after a couple of hot days it gets cooler for the weekend. monday and tuesday highs only in the 70s. all right. that's enough of me. >> the accuweather fox 5 five- day seven-day forecast. love that. thank you. the weather let up long enough last night for the nats. he drove in two more runs with
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a double in the second. the nats would hit a record six home runs, two of them came from the red-hot adam laroche. d.c. wins 11-5 and now leads the braves by 7.5 games in the n.l. east. [ applause ] >> the teams go back at it again tonight. also, the orioles won, too. all right. the nfl season officially kicks off tonight with a couple of redskins rivals. the defending super bowl champion new york giants are hosting the dallas cowboys. replacement refs will be used because contract negotiations with the referee union remain at a standstill. the nfl says it searched for officials with college experience but they admit that they still made several mistakes during the preseason. there have been blue, red even purple, now behold the nation's first outdoor all black football field. the so-called black hole was unveiled during south medford high school's season opener in
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oregon last friday. i think it's sharp look. school officials didn't do this as a gimmick. rather they were offered a price break of nearly $150,000 if it installed a black field rather than a green one. >> wonder why. >> maybe they couldn't really move the -- the black turf or whatever, so they said, hey, we'll give you a price break. they said okay. >> i don't know. >> all speculation. purely speculation. is it after 9:30? yes, as tucker said, after 9:30 we do a lot of speculating. let's go with that. >> after 9:30. kim kardashian and kanye west. what he has to say about a sex tape. >> which royal let crown jewels out not long after throwing support behind prince harry. yup. after 9:30. so here comes the buzz bin. we'll be right back. >> if we come back. when we switched to fios, we got better tv,
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topping the buzz bin today, our first look at baby end so. mtv's jersey shore star nicole snooki gave people the first shoot. little lorenzo dominic is wearing booties model after the italian flag on the cover. she is currently filming the second season of her mtv spinoff and will also appear in the final season of jersey shore in october. cute little baby. >> cute mama, too. another royal shows off his crown jewels and kanye raps about kim's infamous sex tape. >> we got the good stuff today. let's check the hollywood headlines with dax holt from tmz. >> good morning. >> you got some good info. let's get down to it. kanye has a new song out talking about his girlfriend. >> he is actually referencing the fact that she was in a sex tape. you know, i think it's something that either she kind of tries to cover up or
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whatever. but now he is mentioning it and putting it out there in his latest song, click. you have a clip of it if you want to hear it. [ rap ] >> he says my girl a superstar all from a home movie. >> so clearly, you know, i think kim does know that her, you know, fame started from that movie and she kind of used that as a springboard and went a whole other direction. you got to realize, kanye west is considered's porn connoisseur so he is looking at it as a badge of honor more than anything. he doesn't look at it as negative in her past. >> is he proud of her work? >> i would say he is proud of her work. [ laughter ] >> let's switch gears and talk about prince philip. i find this so unfortunate, dax, but he was caught in -- >> but it was funny. i saw it last night. i laughed for a good 20
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minutes. >> what's going on? >> i think it would be unfortunate if, you know, if the prince harry thing hadn't happened with the naked photos. but now it's just kind of amusing that prince philip, who is the queen's husband, was out in scotland wearing a kilt and you get the -- and no underwear and he is sit there is kind of flashing everyone and it's just funny on the tails of everything that happened with prince harry. you know, the royals are showing off their goods left and right. >> i like the little crown that you put there. classy touch. >> how's the new baby? >> i'm exhsleeping through the night. >> thank you. of course we'll be watching tmz after the news. >> i hope we don't see any more naked royals. that was enough. >> i don't need to at all.
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>> that's enough. all right. thank you, the new way people are overcoming body image issues. plus, one dog's long journey to even if his owner. but first, holly is hacking out with dr. oz this morning. hey, holly. >> reporter: actually more importantly, some d.c. residents are hanging out with dr. oz. he is giving them a true assessment of where they stand health wise. 1,000 free physicals going on in 15-minute time blocks in howard university where we are live. coming up next we'll talk with the dean of the school why it was so important to be involved and how things are indeed trending this morning. where do we stand? we are going to find out from dr. oz next on "fox 5 morning news." the fastest speeds. so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down.
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i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what's pretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined.
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 mitt romney's position onpapproe women's healthth...it's dangero. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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we have been showing you this all morning. very cool.
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tv's dr. oz is in town for a special event, 1,000 checkups in just one day. >> this morning, he is at howard university working with volunteers, medical students and other health professionals to get a good look at the health of the district. and fox 5's holly morris has more from the howard medical center now. holly, good morning. great on your numbers, by the way. >> yeah. >> reporter: oh, well, thank you very much. i do try to be healthy and people like dr. oz are inspiring everyone to get a little more healthy. and he is enabling people to do that by coming out here and doing these 1,000 free physicals in 15 minutes and really giving people information so they know what to do. but dr. oz couldn't do it without howard university. and that's where dr. mark johnson comes in because he is the dean of the medical school here. and what an amazing day this is already. >> it's fantastic. absolutely. >> reporter: so why was it important for howard to be involved in something like this and obviously especially the school of medicine? >> first of all, community service is very important to us. we have had a long tradition of providing care for the people in this community.
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but the students get something really special about being able to touch a patient and contribute to a patient's life and that's immeasurable. >> reporter: so actually the students are learning as much as the patients are this morning. >> absolutely. >> reporter: just different things that they are learning. >> generally, they are learning and being motivated and inspired. >> reporter: for someone like dr. oz to come on the medical scene, what has that meant for the medical world? >> most importantly, i think he is sending the message that we need information if we're going to take care of ourselves. what we're doing in this particular event is we're providing an opportunity for people to get information and data. >> right. >> reporter: taking care of ourselves is our responsibility. that's what we're learningings right? >> absolutely. >> reporter: well, very good. i'm going to try to work my way in over here to dr. oz because i'm telling you, this guy is a worker bee! he has been working since he has been here this morning. he has been talking with as many people as he can. so dr. oz, what do we have going on here? >> the reason we do these screenings is this young man
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right here. so, quick story. how old are you, what kind of work do you do? >> 37, i do home improvement. >> reporter: so young and active. >> stand up for me. he is fit. he has everything going for him. the problem is, the blood pressure is -- read it and weep here, guys... 174/111. >> reporter: that's high. >> and it's the third time we have checked it. it's been higher than that. >> wow. >> so the reason i want him to stand up is a symbol of what 15- minute clinic all b none of us know our numbers. i have to assume if you don't know your blood pressure, for example, then it's not good. who would have thought a stud like this would have a number that wasn't where it was supposed to be. when you have a number that high, it's rusting await inside of your body. you're doing home improvement, you not rusty tubes in the houses, that's what's going on in your houses. the first thing you need to do is figure out why the numbers
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are so high. there are a couple of possibilities. do you have a family history of high blood pressure? >> yes. >> all right. so right off the bat we know there's probably a genetic issue but it's okay. every once in a while it's okay to take a small little pill with not a lot of side effects to get your blood pressure into the right range. sometimes, though, we find other problems. there could be abnormality in your kidneys. i don't want people in fear. this is a joyous moment for you because you just saved your life today. now we know there's an issue with your number and how easy it is to check, now we can find out what's wrong and fix it and you'll be able to raise kids, great grandkids. >> are you going to do? >> i'm gonna do it! >> all right, very good. we'll get you healthier. >> reporter: all right so we have been here since early this morning. can you tell us how things are trending? >> i got a wonderful team. it's a medical unit bring them all down from the show. so mike walk us through the numbers so far. the initial intake i want to give you three very concrete numbers. >> sure. if you look at heart disease. we can actually see in realtime
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what we have been seeing throughout the day. it's not looking too good if you look at blood pressure. let's take a look here. at least half, over half, 55% of people are at least prehypertensive or hypertensive. >> one out of two people. >> when washington, d.c. has numbers that high, that's higher than other cities, we have done this in other places -- >> reporter: it's a pressure cooker here in the district, why oz. >> it is. you have been saying it all day. >> reporter: give us another number. >> that's busting our butts that one. but in terms of scraping our blood vessels we have a lot of sugar in the bloodstream people coming through the clinic here. we look at least half are also -- about half are also prediabetes or diabetic. so at least half the people here have too much sugar in their blood. >> this orange bar is the number of people who have prediabetes. diabetes. these are the number of people who know it. >> oh, wow.
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>> now, that is -- >> one in five people knew they had a problem. so five times more than realize it did have a problem. that's why we do the clinic. if you don't know your numbers, folks, i'm going to assume they are not normal. >> reporter: before we go, dr. oz your picture is everywhere. you are a rock star in terms of the medical world. i'm not kidding you. did you ever think when you went into medicine that you were going to be able to do something like this? >> never crossed my mind and frankly, if it, i don't think it would have happened. but this happens because people like mike and the medical unit. all the wonderful people who spent their time coming to the clinic today. for everyone at home, doesn't wait, come on down, join us today and then you be the rock that makes the ripple that affects the entire pond of washington, d.c. look at you guys. are you all on board with this? all these people know their numbers. tell the people you care about that you learned about your own body so they can take care of the temple of the soul. >> reporter: you heard it from dr. oz. he wrote the prescription for you. >> yeah!! > >> reporter: back to you in the studio. >> whoo!
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>> i should have done that. that would have looked better. anyway. >> good stuff. >> thanks so much. dr. oz, thank you so much for what you're doing for the city. we have scoured the web for stories that we think are worth sharing and tony and i sitting on our little love seat. >> we're not alone. [ laughter ] >> we're all here. >> everybody is here, wisdom and tucker. first let's start with the heartwarming story about a dog's long journey home. meet bucky, everybody. he is a three-year-old black lab couldn't let his best friend go. his owner mark moved to myrtle beach, south carolina and was told that he couldn't have a dog. so he left bucky with family in winchester, virginia. soon after, though, bucky disappeared. guess what. he was found months later, where else, myrtle beach, south carolina! from virginia! a vet found him microchip and called his owner, mark, who says buckey is glad to be home. >> isn't that amazing? >> incredible. >> unbelievable. >> i have heard of dogs like if
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they have been somewhere and they find their way back but that dog had never been there, right, as far as we know? >> as far as we know. >> maybe he went to visit with him but still he would have been in a car. there are so many questions about it. >> well, they do have records he rented a car and drove down there. [ laughter ] >> smart dog. >> he probably did catch a ride because i can't see how he could have -- >> me being the negative person that i am. >> let me say this. we don't know the details. we got lady bird chip. with the chip service you are plugged into a databank so when an animal is missing, i get alerts like fido is missing and could be in your area because the chip would probably -- maybe it would say that his owner mark is now in myrtle beach. but we don't know the details. we just know bucky got back with his owner. >> i think i want to say real quick i love both dogs and cats but this really highlights the difference between dogs and
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cats. >> would you stop? >> here we go. >> if you disappear and, you know, you have a dog, the dog will do anything to find you. if you leave and you have a cat, the cat is glad you left. >> that's not true. >> we do stories of cats finding their owners. >> i will find them! [ laughter ] >> how many cats are you up to now? >> just two. [ laughter ] >> cat lady. >> i have not hit the 3 threshold. >> all right, sarra . what's next? >> there is a new trend apparently to help people with body image issues. mirror fasting. so here's how it works. the faster chooses a set length of time to not look at him or herself in the mirror. i know this doesn't apply to you. >> you can stop reading that right now. >> some people do as little as a day, others as long as a year. many of the fasters have logged their experiences online and say they feel more in touch with their body and don't worry as much as before.
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now, the idea has raised eyebrows. and one psychologist points out that the backlash shows our culture's obsession with youth and beauty. what do you think. >> i think it's putting a band- aid on the problem. you have to take a hard long realistic look at yourself before you can move forward to achieve whatever image. i'm not saying you have to be thin. you know, i'm not saying that. but i am saying, come on. >> is it a band-aid on the problem if it helps? >> how is it helping? >> it helps some people. they don't look in the mirror and find they are doing better. >> how? that doesn't make sense. >> psychological i guess. >> i don't understand how you don't look at yourself before you -- to make sure that the image that other people see -- i'm talking about just with -- perhaps you're not looking at mirror naked? is that it? is that the x factor that i'm missing? >> i want to highlight the difference between men and women. men look in the mirror and never think they don't look good. >> stop again there. >> that's not true. i know some people who look in
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the mirror, males. >> really. >> and tear themselves apart? i don't agree with that, either. ripping yourself athe pa. but i will say this and sarah maybe i can get a holler if you hear me on this one. the mirrors in fitting rooms with the lighting or whatever it is -- >> oh. >> -- i can do without that. >> it's harsh. >> i think it would be to make you look as good as possible. >> no, it's not done. the higher end department stores i notice make the lighting much nicer. >> okay. >> but some of the ones that are, you know, not -- >> industrial lighting in there. >> yeah. you think really? it's like come on. i would rather take this home and try it on than try it on right here because it's like it just seems like this light comes down on you -- >> mirror fast with that it difference between men and women. we just buy it and try it on at home, get out as quickly as possible. >> never seen the inside of a dressing room. [ laughter ] >> it wouldn't would be for me. i need to look at what's going on. >> i got to look at myself. we'll be right back. >> for other reasons. [ laughter ] virg
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there's your seven-day forecast. going to be hot. scattered showers or storms and then hot again tomorrow and friday. get ready for a cooldown next week. high temperatures only in the site of. >> you almost said 5 day. >> i said it earlier. >> we want to say a big fox-5 family happy birthday to tucker barnes! yeah! [ applause ] >> yeah, tucker barnes! >> thank you, guys. >> thank you very much. >> he got a cake? >> awesome. >> we were going to give you the traditional cupcakes or something like that but with dr. oz talking healthy we have gotten you some nice healthy fat-free yogurt. happy birthday. >> i think that's perfect. >> you will love that. >> i can see that. >> what can i say? you know how to go all out for a birthday. >> special generic brand. >> thanks for watching "fox 5 mog

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